Founder and partner Richard A. Roth is highly regarded by his colleagues adversaries, judges and peers for his strong litigation experience, aggressive nature and innovative “out of the box” thinking. Earning a long string of successes on both a national and international level, Mr. Roth has represented publicly held corporations and privately held businesses, CEOs, and industry magnates as well as celebrities, athletes, and professional sports organizations.He is regularly featured in all media, from print to television. He is on television weekly commenting not only on his own cases but on cases of national recognition including the trials of John Edwards, Conrad Murray (the doctor who was convicted for the killing of Michael Jackson), Casey Anthony, Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajatmaran financial fraud/insider trading trial. He also follows and comments on all celebrities who experience legal troubles, from, among others, Lyndsey Lohan to Prince Harry and several other superstars and celebrities. He is featured on CNBC, FOX News,, MSNBC, TruTV, CNN, ABC and CBS News. In the print media, Mr. Roth is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and several other national and local newspapers and magazines, from FORTUNE, to Business Week to Forbes.
Throughout his career, Mr. Roth has been honored with numerous awards for his aggressive, powerful and successful litigation and trial skills. In 2011 and 2012 he was selected as a “SuperLawyer” in the New York metropolitan area, won the coveted “Most Versatile Attorney” award in the nation from Lawline and won the “Top Attorneys in the New York Metropolitan Area” award for both years. In October 2012 he was also honored to have been named to the Furthered40, an honor that recognizes the top 40 attorneys, accountants and business professionals among thousands, who dedicate their time, energy, and knowledge to further education among their peers and the public at large. Each of the nominees had a passion for teaching and have been described as “proven innovators in their methods of delivering educational content.”
Mr. Roth has litigated several hundred cases in his career, which includes dozens of jury trials in state and federal court, dozens of appeals and hundreds of cases which he has settled. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in various other state and federal courts and has arbitrated securities disputes across the country.
He also practices before the various arbitration and mediation tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (“NASD”), New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”), and American Stock Exchange, Inc. (“AMEX”). He also serves as an arbitrator before the NASD. Mr. Roth regularly travels across the country representing brokerage firms in securities arbitrations and defendants in large commercial and securities actions. His clients have ranged from large broker-dealers, clearing firms, and investment and financial institutions, to start-up ventures, governmental agencies, closely held corporations and individuals.
Mr. Roth is a member of the Litigation and Entertainment Committees of the American Bar Association, a member of the Litigation and Legislation Committees of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County and a member of the Small Firm Committee of the New York City Bar Associations. Mr. Roth has also published articles on various aspects of litigation and has been quoted in magazines, periodicals, trade journals, and daily newspapers. Certain of his results have received regional prominence and have been cited and discussed in legal journals. He also serves as an Arbitrator with the NASD and as a Judge at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and Columbia University annual High School Speech & Debate Tournaments as well as those of the Catholic Forensic League (CFL), the National Forensic League (NFL), and the Mid Hudson League (MHL) in Lincoln Douglas debate.
Mr. Roth received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and his J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law where he graduated near the top of his class. While at Hofstra Law, Mr. Roth served as Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and published “The Essence of the Agent Orange Litigation: The Government Contract Defense.”
Mr. Roth’s experience includes working for the Office of the United States Attorney General, interning for a Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and working for law firms both large and small. After graduating law school, Mr. Roth began his career at an internationally recognized law firm which, at the time, had over 1,000 attorneys. After that large firm experience he went to a small, boutique litigation firm that specialized in entertainment litigation and sophisticated commercial/securities litigation. Thereafter, Mr. Roth joined Gordon Hurwitz Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein P.C., a one hundred person law firm whose litigation department concentrated on comprehensive securities, entertainment, and commercial litigation. Upon leaving that firm in 1993, he formed Littman Krooks & Roth P.C., a small full service law firm. As head of the litigation department, Mr. Roth continued his innovative style and proceeded to develop a strong following among the corporate, financial and entertainment communities. He formed The Roth Law Firm in March 2003